International scholarship brings a brush with royalty

Environment, planning and architecture
Exchange student meets Princess Mary of Denmark
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Griffith leads the way for student satisfaction

Arts Education Law
In country's top two following quality learning and teaching survey
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Environment, planning and architecture

Organic waste or wasted gold?

The country’s first symposium on recycled organics will tackle their potential to create an industry worth more than $1 billion. Australia produces 20 million tonnes of wasted organics – garden organics, forestry residues, municipal solid wastes, agricultural residues, biosolids, green waste and timber – each year. Professor Chengrong Chen of the Griffith School of Environment, said […]
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Environment, planning and architecture

Marine Science student strives to save our oceans

Rahd Youakim is only in his second year studying Marine Science at Griffith University but he already has big dreams about how he’s going to save the planet. Those aspirations are already getting noticed, with Rhad receiving a Young Scientist Encouragement Award offered by ATA Scientific, a scientific instrument company. The topic of their latest […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Urgent action needed to protect world’s wetlands

Griffith University researchers have highlighted the urgent need for more effective conservation measures in a world-first assessment of global wetlands and the increasing pressures they face. A study led by scientists in Griffith’s Australian Rivers Institute in collaboration with scientists from Canada, Spain and the USA has provided a consistent global portrait of inland wetland distribution, conservation […]
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Business and government

Logan ambitions get a touch of Texas

The technology revolution sweeping the business world has reached Australia’s university students, who are increasingly looking at starting their own businesses as an alternative to traditional career paths. Student’s from Griffith University’s Logan campus have just completed an intense weekend long workshop with Texas-based startup educators, 3 Day Startup (3DS). Their enthusiasm underlined by the […]
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Cities Research Insitute

Research finds Gold Coast light rail property value ‘sweet spot’

Property values around light rail stations on the Gold Coast have risen 30 per cent more and spiked the most during the early planning phases, new research has found. Researchers from Griffith University, the University of Sydney Business School and the University of Queensland are uncovering new insights into how property values rise when new […]
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Cities Research Insitute

City experts tackle world’s challenges

As cities and urban populations continue to grow and present vigorous new challenges, Griffith University is answering the call by establishing Australia’s largest research facility to tackle the issue. The leading Cities Research Institute, which began as the Urban Research Program in 2004, has drawn in expertise from several disciplines and grown to have 70 […]
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Environment, planning and architecture

Not survival of the fittest for Tassie devils

Fit and healthy Tasmanian devils are being taken down by deadly facial tumours that are attacking the “best” animals in the population, according to novel research led by Griffith University. The research, published in the scientific journal Ecology Letters, shows that devils that catch devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) have higher survival and reproductive rates […]
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Centre for Clean Environment and Energy

Smart windows for a more energy efficient future

A Griffith University researcher will lead a $1 million research project into a new kind of low-cost, energy-saving ‘smart window’. Professor Huijun Zhao, director of Griffith’s Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, has been awarded $513,210 from the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme to develop the window that contains a glass that is able to […]
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Engineering and IT

Griffith University takes a stand for Science

“Scientific research and a scientific understanding of our natural world are the key to Australia’s future prosperity, employment and environment.” That is the message from Griffith University Professor Emeritus and Australian of the Year Alan Mackay-Sim ahead of this weekend’s global March for Science event, an international movement celebrating the value and importance of science in […]
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Cities Research Insitute

Get your green thumb out with groNATIVE

Gardening in southeast Queensland has never been easier with the swipe of a finger – or green thumb. The groNATIVE app – developed at Griffith University in partnership with Natura Pacific and funding from the State Government – includes profiles of more than 400 plants native to southeast Queensland. The app intuitively helps you find […]
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Cities Research Insitute

After back-to-back bleaching, Cyclone Debbie sludge hits Reef waters

Ex-Cyclone Debbie dumped rain in an erosion hot spot in the Burdekin catchment estimated to generate nearly a third of all the sediment that flows to the Great Barrier Reef.
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Environment, planning and architecture

STEM award recognises Indigenous maths education

Dr Chris Matthews from Griffith’s School of Environment has won the inaugural Indigenous STEM Professional Award presented by CSIRO and BHP Billiton Foundation this week.
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Environment, planning and architecture

Trachoma: Still a problem for a developed country like Australia

Australia is the only developed country in the world where children are suffering from trachoma, an endemic bacterial eye infection.
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Alumni

Mongolia a giant ‘steppe’ for ecologist Emma

Saturday, 11 February, is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Meet Griffith science graduate Emma Dale, whose work as an ecologist in Nepal and Mongolia is having a positive impact in preserving and protecting endangered wildlife
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Engineering and IT

Griffith takes on civil engineering for the 21st Century

Griffith University has launched a new cutting-edge engineering program in an environment that is being hailed as one of the best learning spaces of its kind in the country.
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Environment, planning and architecture

Sustainability shining star Sienna Harris up for Premier’s award

A student shining star for sustainability has been recognised for her efforts in the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards. Sienna Harris was one of three finalists in the Young Achievers Category, among 16 nominations and initiatives and 150 overall. The awards recognise the work of Queenslanders achieving excellence for leadership in sustainability, innovation and eco-efficiency. Sienna […]
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